“The Faculty are delighted with the strong Ulster University REF2021 performance in Unit of Assessment 13 – Architecture, Built Environment and Planning at Ulster.
As the 8th largest submission in the UK in this subject area in terms of staff with significant responsibility for research, we are now ranked 8th overall for research power.
This coupled with our inclusion in a group of institutions who are ranked joint first in the UK for having attained a 100% 4*/3* rating in both the quality of the impact from their research and the research environment, is a testament to the eligible staff in the Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment who have actively contributed to this success.”
How we did
An outstanding 91% of our research has been judged as world-leading or internationally excellent.
100% of our impact case studies have been judged as having outstanding or very considerable impacts in terms of their reach and significance.
100% of our research environment has been judged as being conducive to producing research of world-leading or internationally excellent quality and enabling outstanding impact, in terms of its vitality and sustainability
86% of our research outputs have been judged as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. An outstanding improvement of 4* world-leading outputs with a 250% increase compared to REF 2014.
“The architecture, Built Environment and Planning Research Unit at Ulster University is delighted with our excellent performance in REF2021.
One-third of our research outputs are world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and 100% of our research impacts have made outstanding and very considerable impacts locally, nationally and internationally.
We provide exceptional research facilities and support to facilitate research of world-leading and internationally excellent quality and enabling outstanding impact.”